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Who owns the rights to "Metrpolitan"?


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   John Lloyd

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Posted August 05 2004 - 05:50 AM

I would love to see this classic Whit Stillman film as a widescreen release on DVD. Who owns the rights to it? I am forced to watch the P&S laserdisc and it is painful to watch some of the scenes; there are heads that appear to be chopped off and characters that are definitely missing from some scenes.

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Peter Kim

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Posted August 05 2004 - 11:08 PM

My favorite Stillman film, ahead of Barcelona. I'd be thrilled with a bare-bones OAR release right now.
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted August 06 2004 - 08:31 PM

I'm pretty sure that New Line owns it.

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Kevin Farley

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Posted August 07 2004 - 02:08 AM

I love this movie. Is it not on DVD? I'm really surprised by that. Wow, just checked amazon. They need to release this.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted August 07 2004 - 02:35 AM

Love the film as well. I believe this was a New Line release, released on video by Columbia so the rights are probably in limbo.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Scott Leopold

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Posted August 07 2004 - 11:45 AM

I've never seen it, but I love Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco. I'd pick this up in a heartbeat.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Mark Goodman

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Posted August 07 2004 - 01:33 PM

I check amazon every so often hoping I'll see a release date. *sigh*

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Dan Lindley

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Posted August 07 2004 - 04:06 PM

It would be a great release, and Last Days of Disco would e a good re-release. D
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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Craig Sherman

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Posted August 07 2004 - 04:08 PM

Isn't LDOD also OOP? Wasn't that a Polygram title that has yet to be reissued by Universal? Correct me if I'm wrong, of course. I also love the trilogy of films, especially because they are going back in time from one film to the next. 1990: Metropolitan: Present Day (Early 90's) 1994: Barcelona: "The Last Years of the Cold War" (Late 80's) 1998: Last Days of Disco: (Early 80's) By that logic, we can expect Stillman's next film to dive right into the heart of the 70's! He's already two years behind schedule! CDE, CS

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted August 09 2004 - 03:56 AM

I loved Metropolitan, and would buy the DVD instantly. I sure hope "they" release it soon!

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 09 2004 - 04:19 AM

I recently saw Barcelona for the first time and enjoyed it enough that I'd like to see both Metropolitan and The Last Days Of Disco.
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   John Lloyd

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Posted August 09 2004 - 05:03 AM

Is that the correct timeline? I always assumed the Metropolitan was before LDD, perhaps the late 60s. Some of the characters show up there briefly as older people who actually have jobs.

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Dan D.

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Posted August 09 2004 - 03:12 PM

You're right, John. Audrey Roget from Metropolitan shows up briefly at the club as an executive at a publishing company. I don't think it was even a speaking part, the other characters were just commenting on her. I believe Metropolitan was actually supposed to take place in the 70s, but I'm not positive.




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